Retirement – Is it Good for Your Health?


This is Dr. Stephen Daniel, the co-founder of, with my beautiful wife Beth. I want to bring up an interesting topic today. Retirement – is that going to lengthen your life expectancy or reduce it? All of you know people that retired and they died one or two years later. My dad was one of those. You can retire from a job, but not retire from your brain, not retire from your engagements. I’ve seen people retire from a job that was primarily an income provider, but then went into something they were passionate about such as volunteering at the Humane Society (we have lots of friends here that do that), reading for the blind, foster a child, provide Meals on Wheels, get involved in the environment, etc. The issue is what you don’t use, you lose.

When you give up your passion in life and you have nothing that you’re giving to larger than yourself, then you set up the situation where my job is to look around and complain. Now, we all know older people that are in their 70s or 80s who are full of life or that are taking care of their grandkids, or they’re gardening or doing something else that they’re passionate about. I also know people who’ve retired in their 50s or earlier, who harbor nothing but complaints. If you have nothing but complaints in your life, go back to work. Find something whether you’re paid or not, that you’re passionate about. I’m really fortunate in that I absolutely love what I do. I know I was given this by God.

If I had no income needs whatsoever, my prayer in life is that I could do this until the last week of my life and that I’m able to make a difference in someone’s life by bringing some kind of positive change. This keeps me very active spiritually, mentally, emotionally, relationally. I hope to be as engaged when I’m in my 90s as I am now in my 60s because I have a passion for what I do and I never want to retire. If you’ve already retired, ask whether it is working for you. Are you happier? How many times a day do you complain? If you can count them on more than one hand, do something different. If you want a long healthy life, give yourself to something bigger than you – make a difference.

Like Gandhi said “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Don’t just get old and crusty and complain about everything. There are enough of those people already. Blessings.


About Stephen Daniel Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Daniel obtained a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rosemead Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 1981. He practiced as a psychotherapist and then as a psychologist for 22 years prior to retiring as a psychologist to help develop Quantum Techniques and work in bioenergetic medicine full time. During his years as a psychologist he held a proficiency by the American Psychological Association in treating addictive disorders, was advanced-level trained in EMD/R, was a consultant in clinical hypnosis with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and held a Diplomate-Fellow status in psychopharmacology as well as being boarded as a specialist in trauma medicine. Dr. Daniel practices Quantum Techniques as an ordained minister and as a Chaplain. Dr. Daniel was the fifth person ever trained by Dr. Roger Callahan in Voice Technology. He is a conference presenter on the EFT series on chronic illness. He is advanced level trained in NAET by Dr. Nambudripad, and Level 3 trained in TBM by Dr. Victor Frank. Dr. Daniel has Master's level training in Neurolink as well. He is a Licensed Scientific Investigator of the Institute of Technical Energy Medicine, using Resonant Field Imaging. He is trained in using Heart Rate Variability Instrumentation as well as Heartmath. In addition, he has studied and developed expertise in Field Control Therapy, Chinese medicine, and Dr. West's lymphatic work. Dr. Daniel is the founding member of QT and lives with his wonderful wife and healer Beth on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

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  1. QT for me keeps the blinders off with the continued realization that everything is frequency based.

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